An Abridgment of Mr. Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding. A New Edition, with Additions. Carefully revised and corrected.

  • Locke, John
  • Edinburgh: Printed for Alexander Donaldson 1778
  • ESTC T185309.


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12mo, pp. 271, [1]. Contemporary calf, spine divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco label. Some light browning and spotting, a touch of nibbling to top margin of first few leaves. Rubbed, joints and edges a bit worn, head and tail of spine chipped, front flyleaf loosening, label partially defective.


A scarce Edinburgh printing of John Wynne's abridgment of Locke's essay. It was a regular title for the publisher, with editions in 1767, 1770, and 1778, alongside publications of the full text. None are common, and this edition is located by ESTC in just 4 locations in the UK (BL, Cambridge, Oxford, NLS) plus William and Mary in the USA and the University of Queensland.

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